Community News & Notes
“NARNIA!” a musical play performance adapted from C.S. Lewis’ book “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” will be presented by the students of The Garden Schools of New Castle and Carbondale. This 12th annual Garden School production is a sure delight for the whole family. Join us on a magical journey to the land of Narnia just on the other side of the Wardrobe where Aslan and the creatures of Narnia along with the Kings and Queens of Adam battle with the White Witch and her cruel army for the redemption of their land and its inhabitants.Come meet High King Peter, King Edmund, Queen Susan and Queen Lucy and all their subjects in “NARNIA!” on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. and at a Sunday matinee on Feb. 21, 2010 at 2 p.m. Glenwood Springs High School, Jeanie Miller Theatre, 1521 Blake Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 children, seniors and military, $36 family at the door or in advance by contacting the Garden School at 970 984-0604 or via e mail at email@example.com.
During the month of February if you bring in nonperishable food items to any of the six Garfield County libraries you will receive credit on your library card account. For every item you donate you will receive a $1 credit applied toward overdue fines (not lost materials or fees). All the items donated will be given to the local LIFT-UP. Last February there were 2,386 items collected by the libraries. So, look in your pantry or head to the grocery store and take full advantage of this year’s Food for Fines program. If you have questions please call 625-4270 or stop by your local branch library.
For the 20th consecutive year, High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) and Colorado Mountain College will sponsor free VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)/TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) tax preparation for basic federal and state tax returns. We will prepare forms: 1040 A with schedule 1, 2, 3 & EIC; 1040 with schedule A, B, EIC & R; 1040 – V; 1040 – ES; 2441 (child and dependent care credit ; 8863 ( education credits); and 8812 (additional child tax credit). This service is provided at no charge for seniors, disabled individuals and low income clients from Aspen to Parachute/Battlement Mesa. We will arrange appointments through April 8.Call 384-8740 and leave your name, address, telephone number, and the location where you would like your taxes prepared. Our services are offered in Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt, Rifle and Parachute/Battlement Mesa. A volunteer will return your call and schedule an appointment to take care of your tax filing needs.
The sixth annual District Eight Honor Jazz Band, sponsored by Jazz Aspen Snowmass, will take place Feb. 20 at Roaring Fork High School. Students representing 24 middle and high schools from through the district (Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Eagle, Summit County, Steamboat Springs, Soroco, Granby Rifle and Leadville) will participate in intensive jazz training, including instructional workshops and rehearsals, with a faculty of professional musicians provided by JAS. Saturday’s 5 p.m performance is open to the public and free. It will feature the students and faculty at Roaring Fork High School. For more information please contact Jazz Aspen Snowmass at 920-4996 or visit http://www.jazzaspen.org. Come out and support jazz music in the Roaring Fork Valley.
There will be a dance party for dads and their daughters, age 12 and under, from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Refreshments, corsages and photos will be provided. For registration information, call 384-6311.
On Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, the White River Forest Alliance is hosting “wilderness Defined,” an Environmental Open Forum at Dos Gringos in Carbondale beginning at 7 p.m. Anyone who enjoys the beauty of and the recreation in our mountain community is invited to attend. Input from all user groups is encouraged including: mountain bikers, hikers, snowmobilers, dirt bikers, ATV riders, hunters, fishermen, backcountry skiers, 4W drivers, ranchers and land owners. Learn about working together as a community to preserve our wilderness. Discuss cross-stewardship, tolerance and protocols among user groups on our public wild lands. Listen and share during this open dialogue. For more information visit whiteriverforestalliance.org or call Jack Albright at (970) 379.3244
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